Current Opening:
Research and Policy Associate
(20 hours/week)

The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network (WECAN) is seeking a part-time Research and Policy Associate to join our dynamic team working for climate justice, systemic change, and  women’s and feminist leadership in global climate solutions. This position is expected to develop into a full-time position.

The Research and Policy Associate will work remotely, with the guidance of WECAN’s Executive Director,  to conduct and produce research and writing for policy briefs, reports, and additional documents, and also provide varied support of WECAN programs. Report topics include divestment, fossil fuels, feminist economies, Indigenous rights, women’s rights, and more. This role will also coordinate WECAN’s Women Speak story-telling database and intern program and provide varied support for coalitions and ongoing partnerships.

This is a remote position located in the United States with compensation starting at $22,000, which includes paid vacation. Health insurance stipend is offered after 3 months. This is a part time position, looking to build to a full-time, long-term staff position.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Research and writing for policy advocacy and briefings

  • Research and writing for projects and campaigns

  • Coordinate WECAN’s Women Speak story-telling database

  • Outreach and networking support for WECAN projects and campaigns (in collaboration with WECAN Communications Coordinator, as needed)

  • Represent WECAN in coalition spaces

  • Other flexible collaboration with WECAN’s Executive Director and Communications Coordinator


Required Qualifications:

  • In-depth work experience with non-profits or NGO’s,  including experience in policy advocacy, campaigning, and community organizing 

  • Superb research, writing, and copy-editing  skills

  • Highly self-motivated and happy working independently with a remote team

  • Enjoyment and ease with working collaboratively

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to coordinate  many tasks at once

  • Developed background in the current climate justice/environmental justice landscape and significant knowledge and experience with many of the topics and campaigns central to WECAN’s work, including: environmental and climate justice, feminist economics, rights of nature, Indigenous rights, environmental racism, fossil fuel resistance, forest protection, just transition and divestment, false-solutions critiques, non-violent direct action, community organizing, political advocacy, and protection of  land defenders.

  • Reside in the United States


Preferred Qualifications (not required, however the ideal candidate will have some or all of these skills):

  • Professional level Spanish competency

  • Previous work experience with a climate justice, women’s rights, Indigenous rights, or human rights focused organization

  • Demonstrated personal commitment to climate justice and care for the Earth


We suggest candidates carefully review our website, newsletters, and social media  accounts to ensure alignment before applying.


To Apply:

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through December 11, 2022. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because we will close the process as soon as we find a match.  

Please apply by sending your resume and a cover letter explaining your background and interest in the role to Katherine Quaid <> . Include “Research and Policy Associate Application” in the subject line of the email. 

People of color, Indigenous peoples, members of the LGBTQ community, and members of other historically disenfranchised groups are especially encouraged to apply.

The Women's Earth and Climate Action Network is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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